HB539 (2019) Detail

(Second New Title) establishing a committee to study the implementation of Accessible Ballots.


CHAPTER 262

HB 539-FN - FINAL VERSION

 

19Mar2019... 0302h

05/15/2019   1867s

 

2019 SESSION

19-0379

11/05

 

HOUSE BILL 539-FN

 

AN ACT establishing a committee to study the implementation of Accessible Ballots.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Berrien, Rock. 18; Rep. Bunker, Rock. 18; Rep. Gilman, Rock. 18; Rep. Hoelzel, Rock. 3; Rep. Ward, Rock. 28; Rep. Porter, Hills. 1

 

COMMITTEE: Municipal and County Government

 

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AMENDED ANALYSIS

 

This bill establishes a committee to study the implementation of the Accessible Ballot in municipal elections.

 

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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.

Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]

Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

19Mar2019... 0302h

05/15/2019   1867s 19-0379

11/05

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Nineteen

 

AN ACT establishing a committee to study the implementation of Accessible Ballots.

 

Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

 

262:1  Committee Established.  There is established a committee to study the feasibility of the use of existing technology to implement the Accessible Ballots in New Hampshire municipal elections.

262:2  Membership and Compensation.

I.  The members of the committee shall be as follows:

(a)  Three members of the house of representatives, appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives.

(b)  One member of the senate, appointed by the president of the senate.

II.  Members of the committee shall receive mileage at the legislative rate when attending to the duties of the committee.

262:3  Duties.  The committee shall:

I.  Study the potential use of the Accessible Ballots technology by the electorate, the availability of and access to appropriate hardware and software, municipal administration of the technology, municipal interest in using the technology, legal conflicts to the use of this technology, and other appropriate issues relating to the use of the Accessible Ballots in New Hampshire municipal elections.

II.  Prepare generic implementation and application procedures for municipalities to follow if the committee determines that the technology can be efficiently and effectively used by municipalities.

262:4  Chairperson; Quorum.  The members of the study committee shall elect a chairperson from among the members.  The first meeting of the committee shall be called by the first-named house member.  The first meeting of the committee shall be held within 45 days of the effective date of this section.  Three members of the committee shall constitute a quorum.

262:5  Report.  The committee shall report its findings and any recommendations for proposed legislation to the speaker of the house of representatives, the president of the senate, the house clerk, the senate clerk, the governor, and the state library on or before November 1, 2019.

 

262:6  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect upon its passage.

 

Approved: July 19, 2019

Effective Date: July 19, 2019

 

 

Links

HB539 at GenCourtMobile
HB539 Discussion

Action Dates

Date Body Type
March 5, 2019 House Hearing
March 13, 2019 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote
March 19, 2019 House Floor Vote
April 17, 2019 Senate Hearing
May 15, 2019 Senate Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB539 Revision: 6609 Date: Dec. 4, 2019, 8:12 a.m.
HB539 Revision: 6332 Date: June 13, 2019, 3:57 p.m.
HB539 Revision: 5970 Date: May 16, 2019, 3:02 p.m.
HB539 Revision: 5588 Date: March 27, 2019, 9:51 a.m.
HB539 Revision: 4817 Date: Jan. 15, 2019, 12:45 p.m.

Docket


July 19, 2019: Signed by Governor Sununu 07/19/2019; Chapter 262; Eff: 07/19/2019


June 27, 2019: Enrolled 06/27/2019 HJ 20 P. 53


June 27, 2019: Enrolled (In recess 06/27/2019); SJ 21


June 13, 2019: House Concurs with Senate Amendment 1867s (Rep. Carson): MA VV 06/13/2019 HJ 19 P. 10


May 15, 2019: Ought to Pass with Amendment 2019-1867s, MA, VV; OT3rdg; 05/15/2019; SJ 16


May 15, 2019: Committee Amendment # 2019-1867s, AA, VV; 05/15/2019; SJ 16


May 15, 2019: Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2019-1867s, 05/15/2019; SC 22


April 17, 2019: Hearing: 04/17/2019, Room 102, LOB, 09:30 am; SC 18


March 28, 2019: Introduced 03/28/2019 and Referred to Election Law and Municipal Affairs; SJ 12


March 19, 2019: Ought to Pass with Amendment 2019-0302h (NT): MA VV 03/19/2019 HJ 10 P. 28


March 19, 2019: Amendment # 2019-0302h (NT): AA VV 03/19/2019 HJ 10 P. 28


: Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2019-0302h (NT) (Vote 18-0; CC)


March 19, 2019: Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2019-0302h (NT) for 03/19/2019 (Vote 18-0; CC) HC 16 P. 10


March 13, 2019: Executive Session: 03/13/2019 10:00 am LOB 301


March 5, 2019: Public Hearing: 03/05/2019 03:00 pm LOB 301


Jan. 3, 2019: Introduced 01/03/2019 and referred to Municipal and County Government HJ 3 P. 19